tv Mornings on 2 FOX July 31, 2014 7:00am-9:01am PDT
good morning. breaking news from the south bay. we just learned a hiker m is on point hamilton has -- hiker missing on mount hamilton has been found alive. janine de la vega is headed to the area right now. she'll have a live report coming up. a search for a gas thief in one bay area city. the bold crimes that have left a trail of destruction an possibly a very dangerous
situation. a new local may be coming to new trash cans. i will tell you about the new company awarded a contract. and a dog named champ is living up to its name after rescuing a family from an overnight fire in hayward. "mornings on 2" begins right now. we're following breaking news in the south bay this morning where sheriff's opportunities are reporting that a missing woman has been found alive. there had been a frantic search for her on mount hamilton after her husband reported her missing early this morning. coming up in minutes, we'll have more on the breaking news. good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm claudine wong. tori campbell is off today. >> and good morning. i'm dave clark. we're also talking about your weather and traffic. steve's right over there. >> thank you, dave. >> and the fabulous, claudine wong, thank you. thank you. a few high clouds. a couple of things going on.
i talked to a friend of mine in cordelia, 30 miles per hour. port chicago, 30 miles an hour. i've adjusted the temperatures down a little bit. a stronger delta breeze. cool to warm on the low. but the lows are slightly, slightly cooler here. fog is definitely not going anywhere on the coast. there's some even local drizzle there. 76 in oakland. that's the spirit downtown oakland. 76. 58 on the low. but the lows are in the 50s. thunderstorms have calmed down for now. expect those to pick up later. a few high includes drichting in but the a -- drifting in. still low 60s but a few more 50s here. the lows are running a couple of degrees cooler. fairfield, 14, gusts to 29. 30 at port chicago and also stratus on the hills at cordelia and gusts to 30 there as well. it will still warm to hot for some. hot inland to warm. but maybe a couple of degrees cooler than yesterday. a little breezy at times. 60s, 70s by the water.
80s, 90s to -- still can't get rid of the 100s for some. here's sal. steve, i normally talk about traffic. but you there's the cespedes trade. we'll talk about that. 880 at 23rd, a glass truck spilled it's road. the two right lanes are blocked. not recommended for you. want to take east 508 as an alternate and connect back with 880. all you will see is slow traffic southbound. northbound is not really affected but southbound is. if you are driving on the commute to the bay bridge toll plaza, that commute is moderately heavy coming up to the toll plaza. about a 20, 25-minute delay. speaking of hayward, southbound 880 a little bit slow after an earlier stall at highway 92. we can go back to the maps. the traffic on 880 southbound is still slow as you head down
to the hayward area out of san leandro and san leandro. it's 7:03 back to the desk. as we mentioned at the top of the hour, we're following breaking news from the south bay. moments ago, sheriff's deputies in santa clara county confirmed that a woman missing on mount hamilton has been found alive. the husband of cristina pocket said she vanished while they were walking at about 7:30 last night. but he wasn't able to call for help until about 2:30 this morning. uponnably because of bad -- possibly because of bad cell phone service. our ktvu's janine de la vega is on the scene and she's near the location where the woman is set to be brought down the mountain. we'll have a live report from her in the next hour. all right. 7:04. a dog named champ, well, he really lived up to his name after helping to rescue a family in hayward when their garage caught fire. this happened about 3:00 at a home on sparrow road. a man and his two sons were in the house when the fire
started. they got out safely, thanks to their dog, champ, who barked until the family woke up. that fire was also frightening for neighbors. >> i thought it was my house. when i run to the yard, i saw smoke coming out. the fire truck working on it. >> that fire was contained just to that garage and no one was hurt. the oakland city council has awarded the city's garbage and recycling contract to a local company. ktvu's katie you utehs live in oakland to explain the new deal and how this will affect rates. katie? >> reporter: good morning, dave. i'm grateful this morning that this garbage can is not too smelly and people in oakland are grateful that the rates won't be hiked as much as proposed. the logos may sooning changing. waste management has held the contract with oakland for more
than 100 years. last my the city council -- last night, the city council voted on a new carrier. regardless, the rates will go up. >> there was gonna be some sticker shock no matter what we did. >> reporter: people in oakland pay $30 a month. california waste solutions placed a bid of nearly $37 which was $2 cheaper per household compared from waste management. the increase in rates will go to pay for the creation of new garbage trucks that run on natural gas that is collected from methane from landfills. that goes towards oakland's campaign of zero beast. zero waste. back to you.
the search continues for whoever held a 17-year-old boy in san jose at gunpoint in his home. jonathan wong said he was taking a nap yesterday when he heard glass breaking. he said the next thing he knew, a masked man wearing sunglasses and a cap tied him up and he stole a safe with jewelry and passports inside. >> he broke in, ordered me to the ground. >> wong said he only saw one robber but video from surveillance camera showed one other suspect. police have not released the video to the public. the wrong family thinks the -- wong family thinks the robbers chose their house at random. a woman posted a surveillance camera of a burglar. it shows him knocking at the door. when no one answers, he does try to kick the door down. the video does not show him entering the home.
there he goes. the door doesn't open. he may have gotten in through some other door. the robbery happened on monday. stockton police asking anyone who recognizes that man to give them a call. happening today -- suspended state senator leland yee is due back in court. he's due to enter a plea to a new racketeering charge. last week an expanded indictment was filed against him and dozens of others. it alleges he took bribes. one of the other defendants is raymond "shrimp boy" chow. now, chow and five others were in hurt yesterday and pled not guilty to the new charges. the indictment alleges that chow solicited bribes for senator yee and laundered money. chow's lawyer said his client has gone straight after spending time in prison also for racketeering. >> he understands when hes arrested -- when he was arrested, he had $400 to $700
to his name. he lived with his girlfriend. he truly took a vow, you know, in essence of poverty and served the community. >> chow's lawyers say they will fight the charges instead of accepting a deal or becoming an informant. all right. there's breaking news on the oakland as. the team is serious about making a world series run and the as have made another blockbuster trade. they have acquired left-handed john lester for fan favorite outfielder cespedes. they also pick up in the deal johnny gomes. lester helped boston win the world series last series. a meet something going to be held today to review final preparations for saturday night's soccer match between the earthquakes and sounders. it will provide the first real test of traffic, parking and
security at the new home of the 49ers. single games standing room only tickets for the 49er games go on sale on tuesday. but you have to be part of the faithful 49. the -- faith fall 49 team program. you can register online. you have to do it before saturday to get standing-room only. 7:10. boy, the search goes on for a gas thief in one bay area city. coming up in 20 minutes, the bold crimes that created major safety concerns. the crowd that was behind me dispersed and i looked back and realized the bull was probably 10, 5 yards airway from me. >> trampled by a bull in the east bay. the advice one man ignored that landed him in the hospital as well as turned him into an
internet sensation. we have a lot of slow traffic because of an incident on the nimitz freeway that is still making traffic slow leaving downtown. if you are trying to catch a flight, i will give you an alternate route to avoid all of this hassle. the trade winds are blowing in baseball and the delta winds are blowing here today. that means it should be cooler here for many. we'll talk about the forecasted highs coming up.
for the first time in almost a week, a team of international monitors has reached the spot in eastern ukraine where a malaysian flight was shot down earlier this month. reporters at the scene say prorussia separatists appear to be in control fighting between ukrainian troops and russian rebels have made it too dangerous for inspectors to get to the site earlier. police inspectors from the
netherlands and australia will focus on retrieving bodies that are still there. and in a show of unity russia, ukraine's parliament rejected the resignation of the prime minister. the peace corps is removing 340 of the volunteers in after frif cau because of the ebola virus. the two americans won't be coming home, at least not yet. they've been exexposed to the virus and have been put into quarantine for 21 days. two other americans in liberia are showing signs of improvement. and the centers for disease control may soon warn travelers not to take trips to sierra leone, liberia or guinea. the centers for disease control says the number of deadly skin cancer cases jumped 200% in the last 40 years. the surgeon general says you need to protect yourself from
ultraviolet exposure. every year 5 million people are treated for skin cancer. >> one in five americans will develop some type of skin cancer in their lifetime. there are genetic tendencies that are not preventable. we harp on the exposure in the sun because we can control that. >> the surgeon general's asks communities to provide more shade and want tougher regulations for tanning beds. the survival rate for melanoma is high when you catch it early. interests say the signs and sim -- doctors say the signs and symptoms of mel law know mel law know -- of melanoma are --
there will be more oakland police officers stationed at city hall. this comes after a man got out of control at tuesday night's meeting. >> 20-year-old dante cano climbed over the speakary table and jumped onto the area where the council members sit. he was angry and complained. he was arrested and removed from council chambers. police officers did used to be stationed inside the meetings until they were moved to street patrols. in the future, two officers will be at council meetings. happening today, the city of oakland introduces its new director for the citizens police review board. the position is considered critical in holding officers
accountable for their actions and improving relations between the community and the police department. the new director has more than 20 years of experience investigating police misconduct. he was a sergeant in the indianapolis police department and he investigated misconduct within the chicago police department. the presentation begins at 5:00 tonight. 7:16. the run with the bulls in pleasanton came with a price. a man from vacaville who was hurt while running with the bulls last weekend is showing us his scars. there he is, down on the ground. video shows the man justin triplet getting trampled. he was knocked out. unconscious. laid there motionless as the bulls ran over and around him. >> i took my phone out to start recording, recording it backwards while i was running away, and the next thing i remember is that the crowd that was behind me dispersed and i looked back and realized the bull was probably 10, 5 yards
away from me. >> now, here's some of the video that triplet shot. he ignored the advice of the organizers, don't run carrying things like a camera. there's those bruises and scars. >> yeah. sometimes they don't even recommend you crossing the street with the cameras. so maybe not running with bulls either. i know sal is still thinking about the as receipt now -- right now. >> twitter is about to blow up. >> i think it already is. >> we'll talk about that more again. but right now we're talking about oakland in a different way. we're talking about oakland and the big mess with the glass spill at 23rd, southbound as you drive to the airport. if you are driving down toward hegenberger, use 580 instead. that glass spill being cleaned up. they are making good progress but there's slow traffic out of downtown. use 580, connect with 238 and you will be back online with the regular commute. let's take a look at westbound
5 -- westbound 80 coming up to the bay bridge toll plaza. about a 20-minute delay into san francisco. we've also been looking at the peninsula. highway 101 looks good, 101 through san mateo and continuing down to palo alto and mountain view. you can see the traffic is still good all the way down into the sunnyvale region. let's go to steve. >> sal, the as rotation -- >> it's a good one. >> unbelievable. >> they are going for it. flatout. >> i love that. props to billy beane. all your fans is, give a chance. he's doing that. bev out in san ramon said it felt cooler yesterday. man, it was hot yesterday. get in line. it was a cooker for some inland yesterday. not on the coast. coast at fog is there. there's a lot to go around. ocean temperatures have come down. a little northwest breeze. that's what we need.
the wind has picked up especially from cordelia to travis to port chicago. a few high clouds coming in. it looks like a cooler weekend. so the signs here are a little bit of cooldown. it's still going to be pretty toasty for some. a couple of high clouds coming up from the southwest, no big deal. there is big coverage on the fog. i actually adjusted temperatures down a couple of degrees. i hardly ever do that but i think things have changed since i got up. 56 san francisco. that's running cooler. no doubt about it. last week it was all 60s. 67 for a high. that's right where you should be this time of year. thunderstorms collapse once you lose the afternoon heating but a few of those will pick up. boy, there is a lot of gray out there. that's fog. concord and trav dash and travis
dipped. port chicago, 30. cordelia, 30. that's definitely something. amazingly cool. i mean, the heavy rain continues but oklahoma city up to denver, temperatures are a good 5, 20 degrees below average. the high today in oklahoma city will be 75. that is something they don't usually see until october 10th. it's 59 in denver. they've had a steady rain all night long. just really cool on the temperatures for some. really hot for us as you know unless you are by the water's edge. 59 up in ukiah. overall, the fog is there. fog, mostly sunny. there will still be some areas that are hot inland. i think a few degrees will come off -- going to come off some of the afternoon highs. 70s, 80s, 90s. walnut creek, 93. but with a breeze. 73 alameda. 95 pleasanton. a couple of people said it feels cooler that morning. 84 san jose.
east san jose will be closer to 89. sunnyvale, 85. 97 for morgan hill. 73 san bruno. 65 in dc and 85 in palo alto. now, tomorrow is the key. there's hints of a parmup. if this -- warmup. if this breeze holds that won't happen. we're learning more about the emergency landing of a ups cargo plane at an airport in sacramento. it happened last night after the pilot experienced engine problems during takeoff at sacramento's airport. two people in the area reported hearing a large boom and saw sparks fly from the aircraft. four people were on board and were not hurt. 7:22. a new plan to stop people from wasting water here in the bay area. coming up, how water use may soon be measured just like electricity. also a new tool to fight an old problem. the app that will help you fight parking tickets that you think are unfair. if you're so tough, crack this thick slice of
a fast-moving fire destroyed two homes in san jose. it started around 11:30 yesterday morning on hamshire place. 90 firefighters responded to the scene. santa clara county and calfire also sent crews of the investigators say at least one of the homes had a shake roof which made those flames spread faster. no one was hurt and the cause of the fire is under investigation. and testing is now underway for b.a.r.t.'s driverless trains that will take riders between the oakland airport and the coliseum station. b.a.r.t. is running all four. the trains should take 14 minutes to make the entire trip. it takes 20 minutes with the current system. the trains are expected to be in service by the thanksgiving weekend. there is a new app helping drivers in san francisco fight unfair parking tickets. drivers will pay 25% of the cost of the ticket if the app can get the ticket dismissed. but if the app does not win, drivers don't have to pay a
thing. it's a service being used by many drivers in san francisco who say they regularly deal with broken parking meters and also confusing rules about street cleaning. >> i've only lived here for two and a half months. i've had four 60s. >> 1.5 million parking tickets were issued last year in san francisco. drivers fought more than 77,000 of those tickets. 28% were thrown out. well, new crime-fighting tool in the south bay. how it's certain to raise controversy in the bay area's biggest city. and breaking news on the missing woman found on mount hamilton. we're awaiting a news report on her location and how they found her. we'll have that for you -- coming up. good morning. we are still looking at a commute that's tough coming out of downtown oakland heading down to the airport. if you are trying to catch a flight, i have a different route that will probably save you some time. pretty big fog bank out
see on mon street near highway 37 and -- on seemon street near highway 37. brian flores will have more coming up. i'm claudine wong. tori campbell is off. >> i'm dave clark. steve, you are hearing about cooler temperatures. >> i think things are betting back to more typical. there's definitely a little breeze for some. we're going 76 in oakland. 58 to start. cloudy. there is a bigger fog bank today. there is a lot of fog out there. the overnight lows have definitely been inching downward over the last few days. parts of the san mateo coast, pacifica, reports of drizzle. had some in petaluma. a few high clouds. not a lot. generally running slightly cooler on the lows. they are not going up. they've been coming down. and the delta breeze is ramped up more this morning than we've
seen. 30 miles an hour at cordelia, port chicago. west at concord, west at livermore as well. a couple of people told me it feels cooler. by the coast, 60s, maybe low 60s. it's been mild but the ocean temperatures have been coming down slightly. that definitely helps. still warm to hot inland. breezy at times. 90s inland. but 60s, 70s, coast and bay. here's sal. we still have slow traffic through the east bay. we're gonna start with the bay bridge. this commute is backed up for a 20-minute delay. it -- 20-minute drive time coming into san francisco. it's improved a little bit including the approach to the maze from 80 which is normalized after some early issues. we're also looking at 880 heading south. it's still a bear of a commute. it's taking twice as long as it normally would to get past 23rd because of a truck that spilled debris over the right lanes. chp doing what it can to get it out of the way. no one was injured.
but the commute is hurting. 580 eastbound is a good commute. dumbarton bridge, i noticed how slow it is. every other day we see slow traffic. if you look at the san mateo bridge as i pull back here, not all that bad. a little bit of a delay approachge. if you are driving to a b.a.r.t. station or getting to caltrain or muni, no delays reported. 7:31. back to the desk. and we begin this half-hour of "mornings on 2" with breaking news from vallejo. a body has been found not too far from the solano county fairgrounds. brian flores just arrived on the scene where police have closed off the area. what can you tell us? >> reporter: hi, good morning, claudine. very active scene still here in vallejo. this is near highway 37 as well as interstate 80. the 100 block of simonton. you can see several vallejo police officers here, deeckettives as well of the dash detectives as well. it's unclear this morning whether this was the victim's home but we understand just
from preliminary reports that this person was shot roughly after 6:00 this morning. again on the 100 block of simonton. we're working to gather more information this morning talking to talk with some neighbors. a lot of the neighbors we spoke with didn't hear any gunshots. but vallejo pd here this morning. body remains here as well. it's covered in yellow tarp. we're trying not to show that to you. the street is blocked off and will be blocked or for several hours. we'll bring you more during our next hour here on "mornings on 2." we're live in vallejo, brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right, brian. we're also following developing news from antioch. there are reports of a shooting there. contra costa county fire rushed to west fifth street near l street about 4:00 this morning and they took someone to the hospital. we're still trying to get the details from the police. we'll have a report from the scene and bring you the details coming up in our next half-
hour. all right. 7:33. and the san jose police department has become the bay area's first law enforcement agency to get a drone. this morning, ktvu news did confirm that the department got the up manned aircraft back in january using $7,000 in federal grant money. the drone does look very similar to the one on your screen. the guidelines for its use have still not been developed. but the san jose police department says it plans to use that drone with the bomb squad to help assess some threats. it can also be used by other bay area police agencies for that same purpose. a shortage of officers could force the san jose police department to eliminate the motorcycle traffic unit. the san jose police department tells ktvu 11 motorcycle officers may be redeployed to patrol car units. police are reportedly considering the change because there aren't enough officers to respond to emergency calls. the san jose police department has struggleled to retain officers since the passage of measure b which cut pension benefits.
a san francisco police officer recovering after his patrol car was hit by another car at a crime scene. police say the officer was at portola drive and santa paula avenue around 8:15 last night. that's where they say a 20-year- old man was found. he had been shot. he is expected to survive and police are still searching for the shooter. police say the crash happened when the police officers were managing that crime scene. that officer was taken to that -- to the hospital for examination. a brave 9-year-old girl still struggling to recover. ten weeks after she was hit by a stray bullet in oakland. >> let's see if we can do -- you are doing the alphabet. >> that's jackie funes undergoing speech therapy. doctors say she's paralyzed from the neck down but she's slowly regaining some movement and some sensation in her left arm. jackie says she's been told she will be getting a reward if she
continues to do well in her therapy. >> i'm gonna get a prize. >> what do you want your prize to be? >> i don't know. get outside. >> she has a very strong personality. she tells us when -- what she wants and how she wants it and we notice that the ones who have the fighting spirit tend to do the best. >> her doctors say the odds are still stacked against the 9- year-old ever walking again. back on may 16th. a stray bullet hit her in the neck while she was playing outside her home in east oakland. the police are still searching for the suspects. let than 24 hours after chevron received approval to start the $1 billion overhaul of the richmond refinery, there's already talk p stopping the -- talk of stopping the group. a group is talking about filing another lawsuit. leaders admit the project approved last night is better than the original plan, or we should say the other night.
but they still want more. >> we got about 70% of what we wanted but we're looking for 100% guarantee for the community's henth and -- health and safety. >> but backers say the project is a big step in the right direction. they say it brings jobs and money for community projects in addition to making refinery safer and cleaner. chevron will try to convince a judge to lift the order that had stopped construction. happening today -- there will be a lot more interest in usual in pg&e's latest quarterly earnings reports. executives will have more to say about the charges they are facing tied to the pipeline disaster in san bruno four years ago. on tuesday, a fell grand jury indicted them on criminal charges for its response the for the deadly pipeline explosion and fire in 2010. pg&e is already releasing a statement calling the charges unwarranted. expectatives will expand on that statement during a specs webcast this morning. today is an important day for an historic oyster farm
fighting to stay in business. the drake's bay company will close down the retail operations today while a legal battle goes on. the oyster farm was originally sent to close down completely today arthe interior department -- afternoon the interior department failed to renew the lease so the area can be returned to wilderness. the national park service will allow drake's to continue harvesting for at least another month while a federal judge considers an injunction filed by restaurants that depend on the oysters. drake's bay provides more than a third of all of the oysters in the state. meantime, a san francisco golf course that had been september to close down today -- set to close down today will be open for at least one more month after a lease extension from the city. the glean eagles golf course has been fighting with san francisco's recreation and park's department over terms of a new lease. the owner says he wants the same deal as the city's five other golf courses with the city paying for labor, services
and water. the city says it intends to keep the course open even if it means finding new management. well, this morning, we have a followup to a story we first told you about yesterday. fisherman's grotto number 9 say it's getting complaints about a policy it does not have. that's because it's being confused with another restaurant in monterey with a similar name. the fisher's grotto has been getting attention for it policy banning noisy children. but the san francisco restaurant said customers have been complaining to them about it. so they want to make it clear it's not affiliated in any way with the mon tip ray restaurant -- morningty ray restaurant -- monterey restaurant and insists it loves serving kids and families. we're following big news for bay area baseball fans. coming up in 20 minutes, the oakland as have just made a blockbuster trade involving one of the team's biggest stars.
and careening from the street to a parking lot to the sidewalk, a wrong way driver leaves a trail of destruction in san francisco. how a firefighter finally stopped him. good morning. we're still watching the oakland commute and all of that trouble now looks traffic is at a standstill. it's not getting better. it's just getting worse heading down to the airport. for the first time in a while, i just stepped outside and beat dave to it. it's definitely cool out there. no doubt about it. i think it will be cool for many inland locations. we'll show you the cooler temperatures -- coming up. female announcer: you're on the right track to save big
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morning. crews were finally able to completely shut off water to that broken line at 9:00 last night. but damage from tuesday's flooding may be worse than originally thought. a water department spokesman said 20 million gallons of water, not 10 actually gushed out. and the estimate of the number of cars trapped in those flooded underground parking garages has also grown to 900 cars. the city of san francisco may soon have a new measure to save water during the record- breaking drought. today's examiner reports scott wiener wants to measure water in the same way you measure electricity use. his proposal would mandate the installation of individual water meters in san francisco housing units. right now, there's no way for a tenant to know how much water they are using because they are connected to water meters shared by everyone in their building. and a new community pool is opening in st. helena. the drought detailed the original plan to fill the 4.6 million pool on the campus of
st. helena high school. so herald smith and son contractors stepped in. they ran a pipe from a well on their property into the pool filling it with water. after the water is treated, the pool will be opened to the students and the community. 7:43. police in napa say a particular crime is on the rise. thieves are targeting cars but not to steal the car. ktvu's tara moriarty is live in napa to tell us what's happening and why this is also a health hazard. tara? >> reporter: well, people say they are really frustrated this is happening in their neighborhood. police say it's been going on for the past week, where folks will come outside of walmart, go to start their car and it won't start because someone has drained the gas. this area is one of the known areas to be targeted. police say the thieves have been targeting people throughout the downtown area. officers say that they are drilling or punching holes in victims' gas tanks and the suspect or suspects are trying to drain the gas out of the
car, causing significant damage, rutting in expensive repairs. police say keeping close tabs on your vehicle at all times is a good idea. >> most of my cars are locked up at night and in a secured area. so for most people, yeah, people your cars closed, yes. keep them in the garage, if you can. >> reporter: firefighters have been responding to many of these calls because of the large amount of gas that leaks onto the roadway creating a hazard. officers believe the thieves are using tools such as a hand drill or screwdriver. suvs and pickup trucks are primarily being targeted perhaps because of their raised height. the thieves are striking during the day and the night in busy parking lots as well as quiet neighborhood streets. we did speak to one officer who says that surveillance video may be key here. it may help the person or people responsible. i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:45. police tell ktvu that a driver who was charged in a deadly
pedestrian crash earlier this year is legally blind. 56-year-old robert gillcet is accused of hitting and killing 98-year-old joe loft in april. loft was in a crosswalk when he was hit. police tell us gillcrest is visually impaired. he was driving on a license that had been suspended 14 years ago. investigators say he also may have been eating as he was driving because they found a bowl of macaroni inside of his car. gillcrest is being charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving without a license. a man accused of stealing a truck and leading police on a wild chase through san francisco is behind bars. officers say the surveillance images show the path of destruction created by the suspect while he was on the run yesterday. he's accused of taking a truck from a construction site, then driving it against traffic on a one-way street. at least half a dozen cars were damaged before officers stopped him at the civic center.
a firefighter out with his crew heard the police call and was eventually able to help chase him down. >> i just went to help apprehend him. not really our job. we work with the police so much, you know, it's -- it just seemed natural. >> no one was injured during this incident. the suspect was booked on suspicion of auto theft and hit and run. but investigators say because of the complex nature of this case, it's very likely he will be facing some additional charges. >> wow. all right. 7:47. let's get people moving. sal, you got your eyes on 880. >> yeah, unfortunately, it's not getting better. what happened about an hour ago was a truck that was carrying panes of glass basically lost its load southbound 880 at 23rd and they are cleaning it up. they've had to close the lanes to do so. traffic has not gotten better for a while. it was getting better and
leading me to believe they were making progress. right now it's stopped. one of our crews trying to get to the coliseum for this big as story, absolutely stuck in stop- and-go traffic. they had to pull over. this is what's going on. don't let that be you. use eastbound 580 to 238 as an alternate. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza. you can see traffic is backed up for a 20, 25-minute wait before you cross over to the san francisco side. the eastshore freeway is moderate. 27 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the macarthur maze. that's largely due to earlier problems that are now gone. now, let's go to steve. all right, sal. thank you very much. a lot of low clouds out there. even much stronger breeze for many out of the west here. a lot of low clouds, it looks like it's winning out a little bit. there should be a slight cooldown for some. for others, it will take sunday into monday. but there is a bigger fog bank. overnight lows are cooler. the wind is picked up especially out to the delta, a couple of people told me it
feels cooler. there are some areas that are hard pressed to cool off once you get stuck in the pattern. there san francisco average this time of year, 67, 55. we're going 56, 67 degrees. the record high not too long ago. but 99 back in 1993. there it is. 47, the record low back in 1893. overall, though, the thunderstorm activity, which put on a pretty good show yesterday up in the sierra nevada, but calmed down, thankfully, for the steve miller concert up there. my friend sent mean a picture. thank you, mike for that. [laughter] >> there was pretty good thunderstorm activity. skiswim was up in truckee and said some of the creeks and drains have filled up. they will pick up again later today but not nearly like yesterday. plenty of low clouds and fog there. 60s on the temperatures.
a cooler pattern for many. lake county will be really hot again. a little bit more in the way of low 50s. 53, 54, 57, sebastopol. we were upper 50s, low 60s not that long ago. the key is the breeze. we'll see if it holds to travis. 49 tahoe. 59 ukiah. 58 down in monterey. the higher clouds just kind of skirting by. no big deal. but there will be a few inland. temperatures under mostly sunny skies will be from here to there. they will be pretty wide range. it will be hot inland. i don't think as hot as yesterday unless you are up near clearlake, vacaville. novato, 87. sonoma, 89. petaluma, 85. 102 out towards vacaville. brentwood. 93 walnut creek. oakland, 76. pleasanton, 95. a little bit cooler maybe down about 2, 3 from yesterday. san jose downtown 84 but 97
morgan hill, milpitas at 88. 87 for woodside. san mateo at 82 and 65 daly city. a lot of fog on the coast and temperatures back into the mid- 50s for many on parts of the san mateo coast. warm to hot on friday. then it looks gradually cooler as we go into the weekend and early next week. bears, elephants and giraffes all got the chance to feast on fruit filled by a truck on the east bay freeway. we brought you live coverage of that chain reaction crash on monday morning. it caused a trucker to dump as much as 60,000 pounds of tropical fruit. well, 13,000 pounds of plantains and jack fruit was given to those animals and the zoo. the alameda county food bank received 35,000 pounds of fruit. 12,000 pounds, though, had to be destroyed. >> we were on the air live with that when it happened. 7:51. there is a big warning about a big increase in cancer cases.
to our continuing coverage of the cry ses in the middle east -- crisis in the middle east. at dawn, plumes of smoke covered gaza city after new israeli air strikes. israel called up 16,000 more reservists. now they have called up 86,000 just since the beginning of the month. yesterday, more than a hundred palestinians and three israeli soldiers were killed in the fighting out there. israel's prime minister says he will not accept a cease-fire unless the deal allows his forces to destroy hamas tunnels that are used to carry out deadly attacks inside of israel. a syrian group here in the bay area plan to hold a big rally this weekend to draw attention to the persecution of
christians and other religious minorities in iraq. more than a thousand people expected to be at the rally saturday morning at san francisco's justin herman plaza. the protesters say thousands of assyrians in mosul are facing a deadline of saturday to convert to muslim or face rape or execution. the demonstrators are calling that violence an act of genocide and have accused world leaders, including president obama, of ignoring the violence. some after am maintenance workers say they were subjected to racist death threats at work. today's chronicle reports racist and threatening graffiti was scrawled on the lockers of three workers one month ago. their attorneys have labeled this as harassment that followed a lawsuit filed by b.a.r.t. workers late last year. that suit alleged racial discrimination in training and promotion. so far no comment from b.a.r.t. on the report. a concord elementary
schoolteacher charged with child molestation will be back on. witness stand. joseph martin told the jury his only mistake was being too affectionate with his students. martin said he frequently patted the shoulders back and chest as a way of calming students down. many have learning disabilities. and he testified there was never any sexual intent. >> he's an affectionate man. he's a caring map. he's finally trying to get the to tell the -- get to tell the true story. >> prosecutors say they have evidence to convict him. he's charged with 150 counts of molestation involving 14 former male students. he will be back on the stand this morning. alibabba indicates snapchat is worth $10 billion. but insiders won't say how much alibabba wants to put in. the mobile messaging app
provider rejected a buyout offer from facebook. if this deal goes through, it could help boostia hee's stock since yahoo! opens 23% of alibaba. well, developing news from the south bay. what we learned about the search for a missing woman on mount hamilton. >> reporter: oakland a as fans waking up to breaking trade news. i will tell you about the pitcher acquisition that could help us win postseason. good morning. we have a heck of a mess on 880 because of a glass spill on the freeway and getting out of downtown heading down to the coliseum is a nightmare. we'll tell you more about how you can avoid this. we have a heck of a fog bank. it's not making a push all the way inland. but there are signs of a westerly breeze. but temperatures that were smoking hot yesterday could come down for some. i will take a look at it.
good morning. thank you for joining us. thursday, july 31st. i'm dave clark. >> i'm cot -- i'm claudine wong in for tori campbell. we're following several breaking news stories for you in the north bay and the south bay. before we get to the stories, we want to start you with weather and traffic. hello, steve. >> claudine, hello.
dave, thank you. san francisco mostly cloudy. a lot of fog and low clouds around. 56 we'll go for a high of 67. that's right where you should be. 67, 55. the lows have definitely been inching downward. pretty big thunderstorms yesterday. a couple of pictures coming in from kings beach. thank you, antoine. a few high clouds. there's a lot of fog. some temperatures are warming up they are cooler, 2, 4 degrees. 50s and of os for some. high -- 60s for some. there will be 100s but the key is the delta breeze which has picked up here. still 29. gusts to about 30 for some. so there is a component of that westerly breeze. by the coast, 60s. around the bay 70s. inland, it will be 80s, 90s to near 100. still another day or two of hot
inland temperatures. there are signs that a cooler pattern is on the way. for some, it will be hot. for others, not too bad. here's sal. we still have a lot of slow traffic because of an earlier glass spill on 880 southbound near 23rd. you can see how slow the traffic is. now the chp told us that got rid of the glass and they actually canceled the sig-alert a while ago. but it's kind of perplexing as to why 880 would still be a big mess heading doubt from downtown oakland down to the coliseum. i understand it takes time for things to unwind. but usually whens is like this goes away, it usually unwinds much quicker than this. you can see it's not. it's very slow. use 580 as an alternate route. let's take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. westbound traffic is going to be backed up for a 20-minute delay coming into san francisco with no major problems. i also want to mention that the eastshore freeway on 80 westbound, you can see that traffic is slow from carquinez
bridge to the macarthur maze. and we also have slow traffic in antioch and in the south bay. 101 is the busiest freeway approaching sunnyvale. 8:01. back to the desk. we're starting with new information from vallejo about breaking news we've been following. police in vallejo have closed off the neighborhood, this neighborhood, where a body was found early this morning. these are live pictures. our camera panning around. you can see the police officers as the investigation is going on. we've now been told police received a call just after 6:00 a.m. of a man down. when the police arrived on simonton street, they found an adult african-american man who was shot in his upper body. the man was between 20, and 25 years old. police don't know who he is right now. he apparently didn't have any i.d. on him and they don't know if he lives in this particular neighborhood. now, ktvu's brian flores is out there as well with the police. he will bring you information in a live report in the next
half-hour. we're also following developing news from the south bay. an hour ago, sheriff's deputies in santa clara county confirmed a woman missing on mount hamilton has been found alive and minutes ago, she was reunited with her husband. ktvu's janine de la vega joins us live from the search command center where that reunion just happened. janine? >> reporter: we're here off mount hamilton road at the smith's creek calfire station, and about 20 minutes ago is when the reunion took place between the missing hiker, a 61- year-old woman, and her husband. it took place right here. now, let's go to some video of 61-year-old cristina puckett. you can see her there in the tan hat. now, she did not want to talk to the media. but we do know that she's okay. she's in good health.
she was last seen by her husband at 7:30 last night. they went on a hike on the smith creek trail. that is actually in grant ranch park. that's a county park. somehow, they got separated. what happened was the husband ended up calling sheriff's deputies about seven hours later at 2:20 in the morning. he told sheriff's deputies that he had been searching for her all night. we're told they are avoid hikers -- avid hikers. we're not sure how far off the trail she was found but a search-and-rescue team assembled about 5:30. they were waiting until daylight break. tracking dogs were brought in because there is a lot of steep terrain. it was a firefighter who ended up finding puckett at about 6:45 a.m. >> in great health. it was very warm last night. it was in the 70s. it didn't actually drop in temperature until 5:00 a.m. she was prepared. she had a light jacket and a
long sleeved shirt. she said she was pretty comfortable most of the night. now she's in good health. she's not seeking any medical treatment. at this point, we're basically talking to her, trying to find out what happened. >> reporter: i was just told that cristina puckett was found about 1.2-miles from this calfire fire station. right now she's back with her husband. sheriff deputies have been talking to her to find out exactly what happened. they did find out that she did not have a cell phone with her. if she had, even though cell phone service is very spotty up here, it might have still helped them locate her a lot sooner. but gyp, happy ending to -- but again, a happy ending to this story. a husband and wife reunited. very lucky since the temperatures were not too cool overnight and she was able to be in good health and uninjured. reporting live from mount
hamilton in san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. 8:05. new this morning, a dog named champ really lived up to his name after helping to rescue a family in hayward when their garage caught fire just hours ago. it happened about 3:00 this morning at a home on spay row road -- sparrow road. a man two sons were in the house when the fire started. but they got out safely thanks to champ who kept barking until the family woke up. it was frightening for the neighbors. >> there is a fire at the back. i thought it was my house. when i went to the yard, it's not my house. i saw smoke coming out. the fire truck working on it. >> that fire was contained to that garage and no one was hurt. >> new this morning, the oakland as announce a blockbuster trade hours ahead of the trade deadline. katie utehs is live with how
fans are reacting that the as traded yoenis cespedes for jon lester. katie? >> reporter: good morning, claudine. one fan i spoke with was cautiously optimistic. others are excited about landing a pitcher that could help us in the postseason and possibly the world series. here's how the trade breaks down -- yoenis cespedes will go to the boston red sox in exchange for jon lester, a lefty, who won the world series in 2007 and 2013. the as will get jonny gomes, a petaluma native who has previously played for the as. for those of you who don't follow baseball closely, the trade is aggressivive for the manager. the news broke at 7:00 this morning. and here's what fans are saying. >> i don't think it's a good thing. >> reporter: why? >> i think they kind of get rid of the all stars. >> i think it's a good idea. we're gonna win in the
postseason. haven't done it before and lester will do it. >> reporter: this trade comes as the as were planning -- brrk inaudible] >> reporter: the as are only guaranteed lester for the rest of the season and next season. en when he becomes a free agent, he could return to the red sox. i've been messaging with a friend of mine who is a reporter in boston, they are not taking the news quite as well. live in oakland, katie utehs, ktvu channel 2 news. just about ten minutes ago, fox sports ken rosenthal reported that the as traded tommy malone. he's headed to the twins reportedly for sam fold. fold played for the a. as at the beginning of the season. milone was sent to sacramento earlier this month after the as
traded for pitchers. milone reportedly asked the as for the trade after the demotion. happening today, leland yee is due back in federal court. he's due to enter a plea to a new racketeering charge. last week an expanded indictment was filed. it alleges that yee took bribes in exchange for voting for bills that favored his contributors. one of the other defendants is raymond "shrimp boy" chow. chow and five others were in court yesterday and pled not guilty to the new charges. the indictment alleges that ciao solicited brabs for the senator and laundered money. chow's lawyer said his client has gone straight after spending time in prison also for racketeering. >> when he was arrested he had $400 to $700 to his name. he lived with his girlfriend. he truly took a vow, you know, in essence of poverty and he served the community. >> chow's lawyers say he will fight the charges rather than
accept a deal or become an informant. 8:09. the city of oakland is getting a new garbage collection company. the contract with the old company, waste management, is expires next june. right now, that company charges a little lens than $30 a month -- less than $30 a month for average oakland customers. it proposed raises that by $9 a month. a west oakland company called california waste solutions placed a bid that would charge an average of $37 a month. california waste solutions will be getting a ten-year contract. the 49ers and the city of santa clara are getting he ready for the -- getting ready for the first sports event at the stadium. a meeting will be held today about the final preparations for saturday night's soccer match at the stadium. the game between the earthquakes and the seattle sounders, it will be the first real test of traffic, parking and security at the new home of the 49ers. thieves targeting cars in napa. in 21 minutes, the unusual
methods that are being used, methods that are not only dangerous but could also cause major damage to your vehicle. for example, do you have a safe? i told him yes. he went and got it. >> after the break, a san jose teenager and the scary experience that brought him face to face with an armed robber. good morning. we are are still looking at some slow traffic in many parts of the east bay. and now the san mateo bridge is getting into the act. we'll tell you more about the commute over the bridges. much bigger fog bank today. a no doubt about it component of a werlly breeze. it look -- westerly breeze. the coast, it will stay pretty foggy.
the search continues today for whoever held a 17-year-old boy in san jose at gunpoint in his own home. jonathan wong says he was taken a nap yesterday afternoon when he heard glass breaking. he says the next thing he knew a masked man wearing sunglasses and a ball cap was putting a towel over his head. wong said the armed intruder tied him up with duct tape before stealing a safe with jewelry and passports inside. >> he broke in, ordered me to the ground, put towels oef mere so i couldn't see him. >> wong says he only saw one robber but video from home surveillance cameras shows one other suspect. police have not released the video to the public. the wong family thinks the robbers chose their house at
random. 8:14. an oakland police officer fired three years ago after an occupy protest, he's getting his job back. now, officer rob roche fired a tear gas projectile at this crowd. the crowd had been trying to help a former protester, scott olsen. he had been hurt by a led- filled beanbag fired by another unidentified police officer. the attorney for roche said an arbitrator overturned his termination saying the police officer was following orders. roche is being reinstated now with backpay. happening today -- the city of oakland will introduce its new director for the citizens police review board. that job is critical in holding police officers accountable for their actions, also for improving relations between the community and the police department. that new director is anthony finnell. he has more than 20 years
experience investigating police misconduct. he was a sergeant in the indianapolis police department and also investigated misconduct within the chicago police department. the presentation will start at 5:00 this evening. the surgeon general is warning about a big increase in the number of kin scanser cases. the -- skin cancers says. the centers for disease control says the number jumped 200% in the last 40 years. the surgeon general says you need to protect yourself from ultraviolent exposure. every year nearly 5 miami people are treated for skin cancers. >> one in five americans will develop some type of skin cancer in their lifetime. there are genetic tendencies that are not preventable. we harp on uv exposure in the sun because that's one of the few things we can control. >> the surgeon general says about 90% of melanomas are caused by uv exspore sure and there's no thing as a healthy tan. they are asking that the
communities provide more shade and restrict regulations for tanning beds. the survival rate for melanoma is high when caught early but it's a different story when detected at a later stage. doctors say the signs and symptomses of melanoma are -- >> very interesting, important information. sal has important information about our commute. the toll plaza, 880. all kind of stuff. >> highway 4 as well, dave, and claudine. we have traffic that's going to be busy. i want to show you the toll plaza westbound. it's about a 20, 25-minute delay coming into san francisco. 25-minute drive time, i should say, from the toll plaza into the city with no major delays. eastbound 24, noncommute direction on the orinda side of
the caldecott, they moved an accident that was inside the tunnel out to that side. you might see slow traffic eastbound on 24 approaching highway 13. let's take a look at 880 southbound. it's almost completely recovered after they cleared a glass spill from 880 near 23rd. things are much better than they were. we have a look at the south bay where the slow traffic is concentrated on 101 after 280 and on 85 after 17. 8:18. let's go to steve. sal, twitter is fun today. >> twitter is -- when that trade came down, twitter almost blew up. >> there was smoke coming out -- [laughter] >> thank you, sal. good morning. good morning. a lot of low clouds. where is my private jet? i think i parked it there last night. just to be safe. [laughter] >> sometimes i entertainment myself. i apologize. up toward the sierra nevada, they had really good thunderstorms. we'll take a look in a second. we have a big fog bank. a definite sea breeze that was not showing itself for a while here. fog or fair, i say that because
there will be a few high clouds. breezy to a roaring breeze for some out to the delta. cool to warm on the lows. noticeably cooler for many. fog by the coast, not going anywhere. it will be breezy, fair, but still warm to hot inland. there are some areas that will not cool down until sunday or monday. oakland forecast starting out at 58. coast and bay, though, definitely starting to feel more in the way of the fog. i will get out of the way so you can see. yesterday, thunderstorms were blowing up over the sierra nevada. really good thunderstorms around truckee, kings beach as well. they will see some more but that was a really good tap of tropical moisture yesterday that set the table for that to happen. there will be more today but probably more on the nevada side. 60s on the temperatures but a couple of degrees lower. we had a couple of 59s. fairfield, concord, for about an hour. now they are in the 60s again. a lot of 50s to the south bay. there's still some very warm air in the higher elevations.
that's not budged. we need the fog bank to get up to 3,000 feet. san jose state, 66. 66 east san jose. we're still in the 60s here. a couple of degrees cooler than 24 hours. 18 at travis. the gust is disappearing. we'll see if it holds. if it doesn't, it will still be a warm to hot day. i think it comes down to 2, 3 degrees compared to yesterday. a few high clouds inland. a lot of fog on the coast. maybe some local miss and/or drizzle. fog, mostly sunny. cool for some. hot for others, especially up in lake county. it's been smokin' hot up there. hot inland foreign the -- for the temperatures. sonoma, 89. kentfield, 83. petaluma, 85. vallejo, 84. down 2 from yesterday. walnut creek, 93. still hot. brentwood, oakley but alameda, 73. berkeley, 96. pretty good breeze around pittsburg last i checked. 84 downtown san jose.
cupertino, 87. 60s, 70s, 78 os along the coast -- 80s along the coast. maybe a bump up inspect temperatures on friday then it looks gradually cooler going into the weekend. white house and democrats are deresponding to a resolution -- responding to a es-- responding to a resolution authorizing john boehner to sue president obama. first, the new tool to fight an old problem. after the break, fighting a traffic ticket, well, now, there is an app for that. female announcer: right now, at sleep train,
welcome back. 8:23. 10:00 this morning, fast-food workers will stage a rally outside a mcdonald's in oakland. they are demanding mcdonald's pay its workers $15 an hour and let them form a union. now, the ral littlers will gather at 10:00 this morning at the mcdonald's on jackson street near 14th street. this comes just days after the national labor relations board ruled that mcdonald's could be held responsible for labor violations committed by the owners of its franchises. mcdonald's has already said it will appeal the ruling. well, a new app is helping drivers in san francisco fight parking tickets that they think are unfair. drivers will pay 25% of the cost of a ticket if the app fix can get the ticket dismissed. but if the app doesn't win, drivence won't have to pay a thing. it's a service being used by many drivers who say they
regularly deal with broken meters and confusing rules about street cleaning. >> i've lived here for only two and a half months. i've had four tickets. >> 1.5 million parking citations were issued in san francisco last year. drivers contested more than 77,000 of them. 28% were dismissed. 8:24. more oakland police officers will now be stationed at city council meetings. this after a man got out of control at tuesday night's council meeting. 20-year-old dante cano climbed over the speakary table and jumped onto the area where council members sit. he was angry. he was arrest and removed from council chambers. police officers used to be stationed inside the council meetings until they were moved to street patrols but in the future, two police officers will be at the council meeting.
drivers wrongfully cite ated at the bay bridge. the -- cited at the bay bridge. >> reporter: we're following breaking news in vallejo where residents heard gunshots and a man's body was discovered in front of a home. we'll bring you the very latest in terms of police investigation -- next. good morning. we're still following heavy traffic in oakland. this time it's on highway 24 heading up to the tunnel and on highway 24 westbound heading to orinda. we'll tell you more about this freeway -- coming up. pretty good surge on the fog and also more of a component of a westerly breeze. so inland temperatures coming down. well, maybe a few. not that much. but a couple of degrees compared to yesterday. we'll have the forecasted temperatures coming up next.
well, good morning. welcome back to "mornings on 2." we are following breaking news in vallejo this morning. these are live pictures you are looking at of a neighborhood that's blocked off right now. police are investigating the discovery of a man's body found on a front lawn. ktvu's brian flores was the first to arrive at the scene. coming up in two minutes, brian will tell us why police are saying this case is so mysterious. stay tuned for that. thursday, july 31st. i'm dave clark. let's talk about your weather and traffic. and steve's got a lot to tell you. >> i could do an hour show. some fog is stacked up on the coast. some clouds inching in. nothing compared to a a couple of days ago. this unusual hot and humid weather, it will be hot for many and maybe a little sticky. 56 san francisco. 67 temperatures on the coast, they've been coming down.
if you are up in the sierra, there's opinion some pretty good thunderstorm activity -- there's been some pretty good thunderstorm activity. probably not as much as they had yesterday. temperatures are coming up a little bit. but they are down about 3, 4 degrees compared to 24 hours ago. there are a lot more 50s this morning than we had 60s or 50s we've seen in a long time. 18 on the cusp there. it's still gonna be warm to hot. there is enough of a delta breeze that i think it equals a cooler pattern for some. a lot of fog on the coast. fog, sun, cool, mild, warm, hot. some areas can't cool down until maybe sunday or monday. so 60s to near 100. here's sal. we're still looking at traffic on 80 westbound that is going to be busy heading out to the macarthur maze. much earlier this morning, we had a problem at the maze. the traffic has pretty much held teddy, 25 minutes -- steady 25 minutes between the bridges. when you get to the bay bridge toll plaza, you will see the traffic is backed up for a 20- minute drive time into san
francisco. as we continue to look at the south bay, this traffic is here is slow. northbound 85 right near el camino real, there was an earlier crash. i could avoid that. 17 looks good as it turns into 880 approaching the san jose airport. 8:30. back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. breaking news from vallejo. we've been on this for the past 90 minutes. a street near the solano county fair grounds is still closed as police investigate a homicide. the body of a man who had been shot was found just a couple of hours ago. ktvu's brian flores, right there on simonton street. you just talked to police about the investigation. what did they say? >> reporter: hi, dave. good morning. well, it's still ver early on in the investigation. when we arrived, some of the detectives were just arriving obscene. many are canvassing the neighborhood as we speak. this area near the end of the 100 block of simonton and griffin drive is blocked off and will be for several hours. the body is covered under a
yellower tarp. police say the victim is african-american, between 20, 25 years old. it's unclear whether the victim was the homeowner or a visitor. he didn't have any identification on him. but they say they first got the call around 6:10 from a resident who discovered the body on the front lawn. when police arrived, police say he had a gunshot wound to the torso. they are canvassing the neighborhood looking for witnesses. >> they will conduct the investigation. obviously, the first hours of any type of investigation of this sort are critical. we have to be careful as to what information is released because we don't want to jeopardize the integrity of the investigation. >> reporter: several residents that we tried to 12350ebg with didn't want to be on camera. but they said off camera, they were shocked, speechless, rather, this morning that a shooting happened so close to their home. we take it back out here live. police will be here for several hours conducting their
investigation with crime scene technicians and detectives. the coroner has yet to arrive but again this street this area will be blocked off for several hours. we, of course, will give you updates on our platforms, twitter and facebook as well as the ktvu channel 2 news at noon. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. vallejo police have identified the victim of a homicide last weekend. police say 40-year-old erica brian and her 5-year-old son were violently attacked in a home on saturday. the suspect, 43-year-old darryl wakefield. bryan died on the way to the hospital. her 5-year-old son is still in the hospital but is expected to survive. police say other people were in the home at the time of the attack and an 8-year-old boy actually called 911. police have not released how bryan died or the relationship between her and wakefield. police are stepping up patrols in downtown napa after several incidents of vandalism involving parked cars. ktvu's tara moriarty is live
with the warning from police about the damage to gas tanks that have led to some expensive repairs. >> reporter: we know of at least two people who parked at this parking lot. this is walmart. when they came out after doing shopping, they weren't able to start their cars because the gas had been drained from the gas tank. it happened at this gas station. if we pan around, you can see the chevron on the corner of lincoln. we have seen a couple of officers on patrol this morning, keeping an eye out. police say this vandalism is widespread. it's happened in virtually all of downtown napa. officers say that the thieves are drilling or punching holes in the gas tanks. the suspect hour suspects are trying to drain the gas out of the car causing significant damage resulting in expensive repairs. >> kind of like the catalytic converter stories going around. there were six cars in the parking lot a month ago that had the converters cut off. it's hard to say, you know.
it's just craziness. just allout craziness. >> reporter: firefighters have been responding to many of these calls because of the large amount of gas that leaks createating a hazard. officers believe thieves are using hand tools such as a screwdriver. they believe suvs are being targeted because of their height. the thieves strike during the day and at night in busy parking lots as well as quiet neighborhood streets. we spoke to one person, a police officer, who says that surveillance video may help catch the person or people responsible. they say they are currently looking for some to try to piece together more clues. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:35. the san jose police department has become the bay area's first law enforcement agency to get a drone. this morning, ktvu news confirmed the police department got the unmanned drone back in january using $7,000 in federal grant money. it looks a lot like this one. the guidelines for its use, though, that still has not been
developed. but san jose police plan to use the drone to help the bomb squad assess threats. other bay area police agencies may use it for that same purpose. a shortage of officers could force the san jose police department to reassign motorcycle traffic officers to the patrol units. san jose police tell ktvu that the department's 11 motorcycle officers may be reassigned to patrol car units. now, police are reportedly considering this because there are not enough officers to respond to emergency calls. the san jose police department has struggled to retain its officers since the passage of measure b which reduced their pension benefits. supporters of doctors medical center in san pablo, they are urging county supervisors to use a tax wind fall to help fund the struggling hospital. [chanting] >> now, yesterday, the california nurses association
picketed. the union says a projected $19 million increase in county property tax revenues should be used to keep the medical center open. that hospital right now is running on a $6 million loan from the county. it is slated to be closed in october but it may close down sooner since many of the employees are leaving for more stable jobs. there appears to be a growing number of complaints about license plate readers on bay area bridges. now, those electronically scan a car's license plate at the tollbooth and then send a bill in the mail to the registered owner. according to the chronicle, the scanners can often misread a plate and send a bill to a different driver. drivers told the chronicle, they've gotten tickets despite never going near a bridge and some have gotten tickets that don't live the prayer. bridge officials admit with millions of transactions processed each year, mistakes are sometimes made. less than 24 hours after
chevron received approval to start the $1 billion overhaul. richmond refinery, now there's talk of stopping the work. communities for a better environment led the opposition to the project for the last nine years and now the group is talking about filing another lawsuit. the leaders admit the project approved tuesday night is better than the original plan but they say they still want more. >> we got about 70% of what we wanted. but we're looking for 100% guarantee for the community's health and safety. >> now, supporters of the refinery upgrade say this project is a big step in the right direction. they say it brings jobs and money for community projects. in addition to making the refinery safer and cleaner. chevron will try to convince a judge to lift the order that had stopped the construction. happening today -- there will be a lot more interest than usual when pg&e issues its latest quarterly earnings
report. pg&e executives will have more to say about the new charms they are facing tied to the pipeline disaster in san bruno four years ago. on tuesday, a federal grand jury indicted pg&e on criminal charges for its response to the deadly pipeline explosion and fire in 2010. pg&e has already released a statement calling the charges unwarranted. executives will be on a webcast this morning. allegations of racist threats on the job. coming up in 18 minutes, accusations against b.a.r.t. by some of its workers. >> reporter: big trades in as baseball. i will have the latest on the trade of a fan favorite for two people out of boston. and right now nearby, 880 is a mess on the roads. you can see 880 northbound and southbound very slow. this is because of earlier problems. we'll give you an alternate route for this -- coming up. a lot of sunshine inland. but there are some subtle hints
it might be a tad cooler. you remember him, tad cooler. '50s star, i believe and also there is a lot of fog on the coast. i'll have my usual ultimate cheeseburger. you can have that. or-two new versions of the ultimate cheeseburger. one has jalapeños and ranch, the other has barbecue sauce and grilled onions. i told you they were mind blowing. bulldog: oooh!
county came just 90 minutes ago. that woman there, she vanished while hiking on mount hamilton but was found safe this morning and is reunited with her husband. sheriff's deputies searched all night for cristina puckett of woodside. a dog named champ right there, lived up to his name after helping to rescue a family in hayward when their garage caught fire just hours ago. it happened about 3:00 this morning at a home on sparrow road. a man and his two sons were in the house when the fire started but they got out safely thanks to champ who kept barking until the family woke up. it rolls off the side wall. >> that was one of the greatest plays i've ever seen. >> are you kidding me? >> now former oakland a, yoenis cespedes will be remembered for that play and many other things he's done in baseball the he won't be in left field at the
coliseum anymore. katie utehs is live with the details about the as second blockbuster trade of the year. katie, do the fans like it? >> reporter: well, dave, the sports world and as fans are absolutely buzzing about news of this trade. an as fan favorite for a pitcher that could help us with the world series. yoenis cespedes will go to boston in exchange for pitcher jon lester, a lefty who won the world series in 2007 and 2013. for those of you who don't follow baseball closely, the trade is an aggressive one for general manager billy beane. the as will get joni gomes, a -- johnny goems who has previously played for the as. the team is now tacked with pitching and the -- stacked with pitching. here's what fans are saying. >> i trust the staff, bob
melvin and billy beane. i'm doubtful. we'll see. >> i think you are getting better quality in return. we'll miss him, though. >> reporter: this trade comes as the as are planning a t- shirt giveaway this saturday featuring fan favorite, cespedes. those shirts may be a hot commodity. now, the as are only guaranteed lester for the rest of this season and postseason. it's known as renting a player. when he becomes a free agent, he could go back to the red sox. the deadline for trading is this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. that's why we're getting this late breaks news of a blockbuster trade. katie utehs, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. and billy beane pulled off another trade about 40 minutes ago. trading starting pitcher tommy milone to the minnesota twins in exchange, oakland gets san fold. fold played for the as at the beginning of the season before
being designated for assignment. milone was sent to triple-a sacramento. milone reportedly asked the as for a trade after being demoted. we just received new information about a shooting in the city of antioch. a woman was shot in her neck as she was sleeping in bed. police say around 4:00 this morning, dispatchers received reports of gunfire at the 1100 block of west fifth street. when officers arrived, they found a 23-year-old woman who was bleeding from a gunshot wound to the back of her neck. police say a bullet fired from outside the home went through the walls and hit her as she was sleeping in her bed. she was taken to the hospital where she is expected to survive. also new this morning, nancy pelosi and other top democrats are now responding to a move by house republicans to sue president obama. conservatives say the president's use of executive
actions is so extreme it violates the constitution. ktvu's kyla campbell is live in our washington, d.c. bureau this morning with the white house's reaction and why democrats say this is a complete waste of tax payer dollars. kyla? >> reporter: just last hour, nancy pelosi told reporters that republicans don't have time to raise the minimum wage but they have time to sue the president. >> they don't have money to feed the children, help the american people, but they have -- they want a blank check to sue the president. >> reporter: republicans stand by their decision saying the president's executive actions to change obamacare and make other policy decisions on his own are unconstitutional. the white house responded saying, the lawsuit will waste time and potentially millions of tax payer dollars. the lawsuit vote comes as congress prepares to head home
for a five-week recess by tomorrow with no deals yet on the border crisis and highway funding. >> instead, they want to use their time on something on which they have no standing and that is suing the president. >> reporter: a handful of house republicans voted against suing the president, as did the bay area's house democrats. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. 8:48. at the stroke of midnight, kevin mccarthy will become the new house minority leader. he willful officially become -- he will officially become house speaker john boehner's second's in command. he's held the third-ranking position since 2011. 8:48. let's head right back out to sal for a check of the roads. how are they looking? >> a little better than they were. we still have slow traffic out there. first of all, we'll start off
with 880 which is improving a little bit. northbound is slow as it usualry is. southbound -- usually is. southbound is slow, as usual. some people were caught in earlier backups because of a glass spill, that kind of thing. 15 minutes to drive from downtown oakland down to highway 92. also the morning commute will be slow still. westbound 580 approaching the dublin area. we had an earlier collision on 580 eastbound at hacienda. westbound traffic was also slow in that area. moving over to the south bay, 101 is improving and so is 280, 8 a. finally at the been toll plaza, we'll see a backup of 25 minutes, drive time of 25 minutes getting into san francisco. let's go to receive? a very good morning. a lot of low clouds. breaks, already in the clouds. but a bigger fog bank than we've seen. it won't help some folks well inland. the wind has picked up a few
high clouds. but not as many as we saw. cooler, it sure looks like it. signs by sunday/monday. i think today we'll see temperatures dip a little bit. there's a little bit of a -- is that my microphone? what's that? go ahead, ken. can't hear. >> all right, steve. we'll just pick it up from here. i know you will tell us all about the weather in a couple of minutes. a man hurt pretty bad in the bay area's first ever running of the bulls, well, now he's talking about the scary experience. >> it could have been so much worse. >> after the break, the mistake he made that's how making him an internet sensation.
repairs to the steel pipes that burst fire the ucla campus are expected on completed by tomorrow night or saturday morning. crews were finally able to completely shut off the water that broke at 9 clg last night. but damage from flooding may be worse than thought. a water department spokesman says 20 million gallons of water, not 10, gushed out. an estimate on the number of cars trapped in the flooded garages has risen to 900 cars. happening today -- an elementary schoolteacher in concord charged with child molestation will be back on the witness stand. joseph martin began his testimony yesterday telling the jury his only mistake was being too affectionate with his students. martin said his frequent back,
shoulder and chest patting was a way to calm down his students, many had learning disabilities. and he testified there was never any sexual intent. >> he's an an affect knit -- he's an affectionate man, a caring man. >> he's charged with 150 counts of child molestation. cake carnival coupons are being told for $20 online through craigslist, facebook, even out on the street. organizers say the counter fit tickets look like the real coupons but they won't be accepted at the fair. the sonoma county fair in its 78th year will continue through august 10th. eight an historic milestone for an historic milestone. the drake abow oyster company will close its retail
operations today while a legal battle goes on. the oyster farm was originally scheduled to shut down completely today after the interior department failed to renew its lease so that area can be returned to wilderness. but the national park service will allow drakes bay to continue harvesting for at least another month while a federal judge considers an injunction filed by restaurants that depend on the oysters. the drakes bay oyster company provides more than a third of all of the oysters in the state. some african-american b.a.r.t. workers say they were subjected to racist death threats at work. today's chronicle reports racist and threatening graffiti was scrawled on the lockers of three workers a month ago. their attorney said it's the latest incident that followed a lawsuit on behalf of african- american b.a.r.t. workers last year. that suit alleged racial discrimination in promotions and training. so far no comment from b.a.r.t. on the chronicle report.
well, a vacaville man is now showing off his scars and his bumps and bruises after he got too close to the bulls. now, videos of the run show the man justin triplet getting trampled by the bulls. he was knocked unconscious and his body motionless as the bulls ran over and around him. >> i took my phone out to start recording backwards as i was running away. the next thing i remember is that the crowd that was behind me dispersed and i looked back and realized the bull was probably 10, 5 yards away from me. >> this is video that triplet shot just before he got trampled. he did ignore the advice of the organizers to not run while carrying things like a camera. >> wow. 8:56. let's get you moving. sag. one more check of the -- sal, one more check of the toll plaza. >> it's been crazy traffic
today. >> it really has been. >> let's go out to the toll plaza. the drive from oakland here to the toll plaza has increased. it gives us minor trouble on the bridge. a 30-minute drive now into san francisco. you might want to think about taking b.a.r.t. into the city instead. the san mateo bridge is moderately heavy heading across. we had a look at the dumbarton bridge, if you are taking that bridge, you are gonna be in for a lot of slow traffic and as we pull back, you can see, i would say, the san mateo bridge, that we just showed is better. 101 is actually okay up and down the peninsula. back to steve. thank you. a lot of fog by the coast. 60s there. 60s, 70s, not too far inland. inland still 90s to 100s. it looks cooler today. maybe one more jump on friday and then gradually cooler. >> will everybody feel some of the cool? >> i think my sunday/monday.
>> really? >> by sunday/monday. some areas are tough to break down. >> something to hold onto. thank you, steve. that's our report for this morning. we thank you for making ktvu your choice for news. >> be sure to watch the ktvu channel 2 news at noon. we'll have more on the blockbuster trade involving one of the biggest cars on the oakland as. we are always here for you at ktvu.com as well as twitter and facebook. thank you for joining us. have a great morning.
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